NASA technology will make the batteries last up to decades.  The main issue has been resolved

Contrary to what it seems, not all research conducted by the US space agency is only about space exploration. Some of the achievements of local engineers lead to innovations that Earth’s people use in everyday life. In addition to the oft-cited example, that is, the GPS system, another argument may soon arise, which would be that they Products from EnerVenue.

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These are the batteries that have so far been used to power the International Space Station or the Hubble Space Telescope. Now is the time to transfer these solutions to a more benign reality. According to Georg Heinemann, CEO of the company, the proposed batteries are safer than lithium-ion batteries and offer a number of other advantages.

The entire project might not have been possible without Yi Kui of Stanford University. Thanks to him, how to adapt nickel-metal hydride batteries for use on Earth was invented. And all this thanks to the construction using relatively cheap materials.

To date, nickel-hydrogen batteries have been used, among other things, on the International Space Station

These batteries are ideal for space, where extreme temperatures prevail. It may not be so dangerous for the Earth, but we are also talking about other advantages, for example in the form of a long operating time, a high degree of security and the possibility of recycling used copies. Unfortunately, there has been a problem so far.

It was, as is often the case in such cases, money. Higher production costs may be acceptable for space missions where reliability is paramount. However, if we are talking about more ordinary applications, the price often plays a fundamental role. Thanks to recent research, the situation has been reversed, and production of batteries that can handle more than 30,000 charge cycles is already planned. These batteries can last up to 30 years.

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You don’t have to think long to come up with potential applications for such devices. We are talking, for example, about storing energy from renewable sources. Currently, this is one of the biggest problems standing in the way of deploying renewable energy and replacing fossil fuels with it. With the ability to store energy during times of high supply and use it when shortages occur, the energy sector can undergo a complete revolution.

According to Heinemann, the batteries his company designed are safer than lithium-ion, offer greater flexibility in terms of discharge frequency and duration, and last more than three times as long, with minimal loss of original capacity. Fireproof batteries with a life of more than 30 years can provide a replacement for batteries prone to fire. EnerVenue’s plans look really interesting!

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